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Bono, Gabriel Slam "Pathetic" Wagner Apologists

Many music critics view Wagner's music as problematic because of the composers' anti-Semitic views, and many argue that his classic works of opera are inseparable from his hatred of Jewish people. However, not everyone agrees. So, we've asked a couple of real music experts (not some pathetic, pedantic, mainstream, dusty old music critics), to give their two (million) cents worth on this on...

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Operatic Boy Band Fail to Protect Nation

Funny story: Operatic Boy Band Fail to Protect Nation

Four opera singers from Guildhall entrusted with protecting the nation during the Olympics have sensationally pulled out. G4 were Pop Factor contestants in some year in this decade. After a string of gigs in the immediate aftermath of the show, th...

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Wagner's Last Opera Found in Venice attic!

Funny story: Wagner's Last Opera Found in Venice attic!

VENICE - There is no Wahnfried ("Peace/freedom from delusion/madness," in German), in Valhalla these days. A sheaf of manuscripts, dated 1882, has been found in an attic next door to where Richard Wagner spent his last days. Wagner died Februar...

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Ten More Favourite Goat Facts From Prince Constantin Ferdinand Maria of Liechtenstein

Funny story: Ten More Favourite Goat Facts From Prince Constantin Ferdinand Maria of Liechtenstein

with Prince Constantin Ferdinand Maria of Liechtenstein, Winner of the 'Landlocked Prince Who Most Resembles An Old Goat' Shield in 1998 First, a word from our patron: 'Salutations, sturdy goat-lovers. Here are some more facts about the goats. I trust that you will these goat facts enjoy without further ado: Why not come to Luxembourg this year and visit the Cheese Mountain at Brikkelbrack and...

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What? More Of This Rubbish? Letters To The Editor Yet Again

Funny story: What? More Of This Rubbish? Letters To The Editor Yet Again

Dear Sir, may I, as an occasional reader, speak up for the humble cod? Wherever I go, I find that nary a person has a kind word for the cod. I am frequently made nauseous by the effusions of some of our more simple-minded citizens, upon the subject of their pet animals, viz. lap dogs, cats, various songsters, and suchlike. But how many endearments is the cod vouchsafed? Not one. Well? Have y...

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Opera Comes to Essex

Funny story: Opera Comes to Essex

An Essex landowner has built an opera house in the middle of the countryside that will showcase some of the great operattas and classical works this summer. Christopher Stewart-Smith has converted a barn into an amphitheatre that should prove a magnet for orchestras from all over the globe. Some of the works that will be featured this year include : The Garage of Figaro The Tractor o...

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Guess Who Now Is Playing Anna Nicole Smith in the Opera, Anna Nicole?

Funny story: Guess Who Now Is Playing Anna Nicole Smith in the Opera, Anna Nicole?

In a sudden turn of events, it was announced today that Eva-Marie Westbroek will no longer play the eponymous lead in the opera, Anna Nicole. Citing creative differences, Ms. Westbroek, has been released from her contract, according to enfant terrib...

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X Factor's Wagner Campaign Gets Opera Fans On Board

Funny story: X Factor's Wagner Campaign Gets Opera Fans On Board

Campaigners bidding to make Wagner Carillho this year's X Factor winner reckon they're backing a dead cert - thanks to global opera fans. It is widely believed that online campaigns to promote the eccentric Brazilian contestant are designed to mif...

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Bedbugs Go to the Opera in NYC

Funny story: Bedbugs Go to the Opera in NYC

They've shown up in stores, movie houses, Broadway theaters, schools, and judges' chambers. Apparently now the little critters have decided they want some culture. It was announced recently that bedbugs have been discovered in some isolated areas o...

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Katie Price hints at Opera debut

Funny story: Katie Price hints at Opera debut

Katie Price returned from honeymoon today and got straight back to work. 'Well someone's got to pay the bills,' she joked, on Sky News earlier this morning. With a face pumped so full of botox that facial expressions were limited and with lips...

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Pavarotti Ate My Picnic

Funny story: Pavarotti Ate My Picnic

Modena - Over the weekend, while the world of music marked the first anniversary of the death of one its greatest performers, Luciano Pavarotti, one resident of Modena, Pavarotti's birthplace, showed no sign of reverence towards the deceased tenor.

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Opera About Bush Presidency, Complete With Giant Puppets

Funny story: Opera About Bush Presidency, Complete With Giant Puppets

As the orchestra emitted repeated atonal pings, huge puppets - some more than 20 feet tall - staggered onto the Metropolitan Opera stage during a rehearsal last week.

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Royal Opera House shrunken penis billboard actor offered nude Jesus role in Oberammergau Naked Passion Play

Funny story: Royal Opera House shrunken penis billboard actor offered nude Jesus role in Oberammergau Naked Passion Play

Oberammergau, Austria - (Bare-Faced Cheek & Ass Mess): "We did it for a bet and a bit of a laugh, really," was all that Royal Opera House executives said initially about their remorseless downsizing of an operatic tenor's penis in a po...

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Giulidammerung: Twilight of the GOP

Funny story: Giulidammerung: Twilight of the GOP

NYC - The Republican Opera House is proud to announces Giulidammerung, the last of the four opera that comprise Das Riun des Reagenungen (The Ruin of Reaganism), by Richard Viguerie. It will premiere at the RNC Konventionhaus on September 1, 2008.

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Pavrotti Comes Out of Retirement Will Perform World Tour Again

Funny story: Pavrotti Comes Out of Retirement Will Perform World Tour Again

Opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti, is being coaxed from retirement and will once more tread the boards of the Opera Houses of the world.

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"La donna e GOBBELAY!"

Funny story: "La donna e GOBBELAY!"

Luciano Pavarotti, one of the world's most adored opera singers, recently ended his own enormous appetite by consuming one of the world's most adored structures, killing over 1,000 in doing so.

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Antichrist of the Opera?

Funny story: Antichrist of the Opera?

In a move that will shock fans and foes alike, the shock rocker Marilyn Manson is to star as the leading role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular musical 'The Phantom of the Opera' it was confirmed yesterday at a press conference in London. Manson (R...

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National Park Service Rewrites Statue of Liberty Plaque

"Give me your strong, your rich, your workers yearning to breathe capitalism. Send no homeless, impoverished, or those seeking refuge from MS-13 to me. I want no trash to tarnish our golden door."
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